UN Jobs – Programme Specialist, Adolescent and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of the Integrated Sexual and Reproductive
Health and Rights (ISRHR) team/Assistant Representative
Grade: NOC
About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United Nations
Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every
pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is
fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead
healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number –
and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has
been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people are more
connected and empowered than ever before.
Job Summary: The Programme Specialist, Adolescent and Youth
Sexual Reproductive Health will  contribute to the co-ordination and management
of quality, timely and integrated technical and programme support to the
Country Office, ensuring that Uganda’s adolescent and youth programme is
implemented in the context of: the ICPD Programme of Action and UNFPA Strategic
Plan as well as national development processes and frameworks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Providing overall strategic leadership for the Adolescents and Youth
programme in both development and humanitarian settings.
Providing leadership in mobilizing resources for adolescents and youth sexual
and reproductive health activities including identification of AYSRH needs and
appropriate potential donors; and development of proposals.
Providing leadership in monitoring, review and evaluation of adolescent
and youth programmes; and in developing response plans to consolidate any
strengths and to address any identified gaps.
Supporting the Ministries of Health, Education and Sports and Gender,
Labour and Social development, districts and other relevant partners in
development, implementation and monitoring of relevant adolescent and youth
policy and technical strategies.
Providing leadership in analysis of the political, social and economic
environment that imparts on the adolescents and youth programme and formulating
appropriate policy and programmatic adjustments to harness any opportunities
and mitigate any risks.
Providing leadership in establishing and maintaining partnerships with
adolescents and youth relevant stakeholders, networks, alliances and coalitions
to ensure a collective effort towards advancement of the wellbeing of young
Representing the Country Office in relevant national and sub-national
Technical Working Groups (TWGs)/Fora to provide technical support and position
UNFPA’s adolescent and youth mandate.
Key Results:
Strategies (with clear roadmap and approaches) on how to address teenage
pregnancy, child marriage, youth participation and leadership, HIV prevalence.
Increased resources for adolescent and youth programming.
Appropriate, effective and efficient adolescent and youth Programme.
AYSRH policy and technical strategies developed and rolled out including
sexuality education through the Ministry of Education and Sports and Adolescent
Health Policy through Ministry of Health.
Enabling policy, social and economic environment for adolescent and youth
Enhanced partnership with AYSRH actors/stakeholders with accelerated
efforts towards advancement of the wellbeing of young people in Uganda.
Increased representation in relevant meetings/fora with enhanced UNFPA’s
influence among the UN, Government and relevant adolescent and youth

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal
candidate for the United Nations UNFPA Programme
Specialist, Adolescent and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health
opportunity should hold an advanced
degree in Public health, health policy population, development, social sciences
and/or other related field.
A minimum of five years of experience in AYSRH programming.
Experience working with Ministries of Health, Education and Sports,
Gender, Labor and Social Development and Local Government (districts) is
Excellent computer/information systems skills.
Understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA’s
mandate, policies, operations and development topics within the Ugandan setting
is an added advantage.
Languages: Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN
languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.
Exemplifying integrity
Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
Embracing diversity in all its forms
Embracing change
Core Competencies:
Achieving Results 
Being Accountable
Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
Thinking analytically and Strategically
Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
Communicating for Impact
N.B: There is no application, processing or other
fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen
for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the
basis of HIV/AIDS status.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants who
wish to join the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the aforementioned
capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application
instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 11th December
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